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New England waives WR Josh Gordon; Claimed by Seahawks

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1 hour ago, BroncoBruin said:

Just hope this is performance-based and he didn't relapse again. 

This. Sorry but it's not like the Patriots are flushed with Stud WR's? Unfortunately it seems like the latter and they're getting ahead of the eventual drama/distraction once public.

Curious if he clears waivers? Even more curious if the Eagles are interested?  God knows he'd be an instant upgrade over or on par with everone not named Alshon/Desean.

Kick the Tires Howie, Kick the sh!t out of them! 

Edited by Nabbs4u

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1 hour ago, Tyty said:

Kinda ruthless 

Gordon wanted to play this season, so releasing him off IR was actually what he wanted.

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8 hours ago, Yin-Yang said:

Gordon wanted to play this season, so releasing him off IR was actually what he wanted.

To put a vet with an injury that he'll be medically cleared from in 1-2 weeks on IR is a schmuck thing to do. They wanted his roster spot but didn't want him to end up with a contender, so they held his rights for 2 more weeks, until he was subject to waivers and then released him. Odds are he'll end up on a team without playoff hopes. I hope it backfires and he ends up with us or an AFC contender. Either way, sure that's not what Josh wanted, probably would've been a much bigger fan of just being granted his release and signing to spend the rest of the year with the team of his choice, but this is the Patriots we're talking about.

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19 minutes ago, Packerraymond said:

To put a vet with an injury that he'll be medically cleared from in 1-2 weeks on IR is a schmuck thing to do. They wanted his roster spot but didn't want him to end up with a contender, so they held his rights for 2 more weeks, until he was subject to waivers and then released him. Odds are he'll end up on a team without playoff hopes. I hope it backfires and he ends up with us or an AFC contender. Either way, sure that's not what Josh wanted, probably would've been a much bigger fan of just being granted his release and signing to spend the rest of the year with the team of his choice, but this is the Patriots we're talking about.

I agree, the way they handled this was a scumbag way to go. But let's be real, it's the Patriots Way. They do a lot of things, signing and cutting guys that make people question their integrity. At the end of the day their fans dont care because they're winning championships. But when BB and Brady are gone and the winning stops, that'll change real fast.

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Thing is, if he clears waivers then NE prevented nothing .

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To be completely clear, outside of their ability to find small, white, slot receivers...the Patriots are AWFUL at evaluating WR talent. They have had unlimited resources over the past decade...and that is the one thing that they are completely clueless about.

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6 minutes ago, sammymvpknight said:

To be completely clear, outside of their ability to find small, white, slot receivers...the Patriots are AWFUL at evaluating WR talent. They have had unlimited resources over the past decade...and that is the one thing that they are completely clueless about.

what do you mean with unlimited resources?

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2 minutes ago, SBLIII said:

what do you mean with unlimited resources?

Plenty of draft picks, plenty of cap flexibility, plenty of trade options.

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Just now, SBLIII said:

what do you mean with unlimited resources?

Tons of draft picks, very desirable location for veteran WRs...they've brought a TON of WRs through that system. And other than their profiled slot receiver...they have all fell flat on their faces. Taking on mentally defunct Antonio Brown and Josh Gordon. The decision making at the position is befuddling. You'd think that the Patriots would have outsourced the decision making by this point because it is literally the only thing that they aren't good at.

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12 minutes ago, sammymvpknight said:

To be completely clear, outside of their ability to find small, white, slot receivers...the Patriots are AWFUL at evaluating WR talent. They have had unlimited resources over the past decade...and that is the one thing that they are completely clueless about.

Randy Moss

Deion Branch

David Givens

David Patten

Troy Brown

Most of those weren't All-Pros but they were certainly solid contributors.

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4 minutes ago, Elky said:

Randy Moss

Deion Branch

David Givens

David Patten

Troy Brown

Most of those weren't All-Pros but they were certainly solid contributors.

Tough to give them too much credit on arguably the most talented WR of all time. You're right, those other guys were pretty solid...but all of the guys you mentioned were like over a decade ago.

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Just now, sammymvpknight said:

Tons of draft picks, very desirable location for veteran WRs...they've brought a TON of WRs through that system. And other than their profiled slot receiver...they have all fell flat on their faces. Taking on mentally defunct Antonio Brown and Josh Gordon. The decision making at the position is befuddling. You'd think that the Patriots would have outsourced the decision making by this point because it is literally the only thing that they aren't good at.

They never put a lot of resources into the position. When they did, they missed. But yes, they suck at drafting receivers and 2nd round defensive backs. But the amount of draft capital put into the position plays a role and never was a lot. 

The only real WR bust was Aaron Dobson recently.

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13 minutes ago, SBLIII said:

They never put a lot of resources into the position. When they did, they missed. But yes, they suck at drafting receivers and 2nd round defensive backs. But the amount of draft capital put into the position plays a role and never was a lot. 

The only real WR bust was Aaron Dobson recently.

Chad Jackson. We missed out on Greg Jennings.

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Just now, Elky said:

Chad Jackson. We missed out on Greg Jennings.

Recently. Chad Jackson was 2006

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